Emergency Rescue Techniques
September 10, 2009
A 2,400-lb draft horse named Sylvia is recovering after firefighters in Estacada, Ore., rescued her from a 15-foot-deep hole on Monday night,
July 20, 2009
Most horses are now safe from forest fires that have been burning west of Kelowna, British Columbia, thanks to the efforts of the Kelowna SPCA, the B.C. Interior Horse Rescue, and the Canadian Disaster Animal Response Team.
The fires drove... Read More
June 08, 2009
June 08, 2009
Veterinarians from Louisiana State University (LSU) responded to an emergency call the evening of May 30 after learning that two horses were trapped in an overturned horse trailer as a result of a single vehicle accident.
LSU veterinarians,... Read More
May 12, 2009
Hagyard Equine Medical Institute of Lexington, Ky., strives to train veterinarians, first responders, and individual horse owners in large animal emergency response techniques by offering annual courses.
The group's next large animal... Read More
May 07, 2009
Large-animal emergency rescue training continues growing in popularity around the globe, according to Mark Cole, managing member for USRider, a roadside assistance plan designed with horse owners in mind. Awareness of the issue was at a far lowe... Read More
April 15, 2009
Earlier this spring, a group of third graders in Richmond, Ky., got a hands-on lesson in rescuing large animals.
On March 30, Tomas Gimenez, DrMedVet, and Rebecca Gimenez, PhD, gave a
April 03, 2009
The Middleburg Agricultural Research and Extension Center (MARE Center) will host a Technical Large Animal Emergency Rescue Training (TLAER) training session May 13-15, 2009.
Instructors Tomas Gimenez, DrMedVet, and Rebecca Gimenez,... Read More
February 13, 2009
Days End Farm Horse Rescue of Woodbine, Md., will offer Large Animal Rescue Training on two separate dates, March 22 and May 9.
Aimed at emergency responders, horse owners, barn managers, and the general public, each one-day session runs... Read More
February 12, 2009
A complete wrap-up of the 2007 American Association of Equine Practitioners Convention held in Orlando, Fla.... Read More
February 05, 2009
Traditionally, in the event of some sort of accident--trailer overturned, horse stuck somewhere, horse down, environmental disaster--the owner or witness often attempts to deal with the incident himself/herself or with the aid of a friend... Read More
February 04, 2009
Barn fires are the No. 1 local emergency that affects everyone from horse owners to veterinarians, and property owners to the horses themselves. Barn fires kill more horses annually than any other type of nonmedical emergency. ... Read More
January 13, 2009
October 23, 2008
USRider and Eastern Kentucky University (EKU) are partnering for the fifth annual large animal emergency rescue training course. As with previous years' training, specially trained demonstration animals will help provide realistic hands-on... Read More
September 11, 2008
When it comes to teams representing the University of Florida, the national champion football and basketball teams might be getting all the headlines, but the University's College of Veterinary Medicine Disaster Response Team should not be... Read More
July 15, 2008
Hagyard Equine Medical Institute will offer extensive three-day training courses in large animal emergency rescue techniques August 18-20, and August 22-24, at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, Ky. This training is designed to educate first... Read More
July 14, 2008
Charlz, the 17-year-old Arabian horse that became separated from his rider on May 25, continued to elude searchers this weekend.
Eight mounted volunteers from a local stable combed the Freetown Massachusetts State Forest on Sunday.... Read More
July 11, 2008
This Sunday, volunteers will once again comb Massachusetts' Freetown State Forest in search of Charlz, a horse who was separated from his rider six weeks ago.
"We know he's out there because we've seen his tracks, and he's been spotted... Read More
June 09, 2008
With its first year anniversary approaching this month, Kentucky Large Animal Emergency Response Team (KLAER), a 501(c) non-profit organization, has received a grant for $10,000 from the Kentucky Horse Council to pursue its goal in providing... Read More
May 06, 2008
Pittsford, Vt., firefighters rescued a horse that had fallen six or seven feet into an open well.
Fire Chief Tom Hooker said when firefighters arrived on Monday evening the animal was completely submerged in water.
Rescuers used a hose... Read More
April 04, 2008
Emergency personnel often have their first experience handling horses when they are called to the scene of a trailer collision, barn fire, or other crisis situation.
In order to better prepare fire, police, and medical professionals for... Read More
March 26, 2008
Firefighters in Johnson Creek, Wis., rescued a pregnant horse from an icy pond after it escaped from its nearby pen.
The 7-year-old black Percheron draft horse, named Katie, is expected to make a full recovery after being in the cold water... Read More
March 24, 2008
"The process of airlifting a horse still carries inherent dangers for the horse and rescue personnel," he concluded. "Risks may be lessened by a program that involves regular training, including a helicopter lift when possible, to increase the team's... Read More
December 04, 2007
Everywhere in America thousands of large animals are transported through our communities daily. They are moving over our streets, roads, and highways. Whenever a transportation emergency occurs, local first responders are called. Without specifi... Read More
August 12, 2007
Two three-day courses designed to instruct first responders, veterinarians, and horse owners on the art of hands-on rescue and transport of a recumbent horse, containment of large animals, mud and water rescues, and night search and rescue will... Read More
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Q. I have an older horse that sometimes lies down and has trouble getting up. My vet thinks it is advanced arthritis in his stifles. Do you have any rescue equipment that you have used to lift a horse up?